Congressman John Shimkus

Representing the 15th District of Illinois


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Aug 29, 2018 Press Release
The USDA Rural Development Grant of $40,000 will go toward the purchase a new John Deere 3150 Backhoe loader.
Aug 29, 2018 Press Release
“Senator John McCain devoted his life to the country he loved and served as the very model of a warrior and statesman. The legacy of his many decades of public service left no question that he unapologetically put country first. My thoughts and prayers are with his family, loved ones, and our nation that now mourns his passing.”
Aug 21, 2018 Press Release
“I’m glad to see the Trump Administration return to the principles of cooperative federalism that have successfully and impressively reduced air pollution for decades. Rather than dictate burdensome, top-down mandates on the states, the Affordable Clean Energy rule seeks to empower states to continue reducing emissions in ways that best fit their various energy portfolios.”
Aug 6, 2018 Press Release
"Our military and our veterans are better off now because of these bipartisan bills I supported and that President Trump signed into law," Shimkus said.
Jul 27, 2018 Press Release
Mr. Schurman served as chairman of the congressman's Veterans Advisory Committee for many years.
Jul 26, 2018 Press Release
Shimkus entered a statement into the permanent Congressional Record recognizing the hard-working men and women of the Shawnee National Forest Service, the Lusk Conservancy District and the Pope County Board of Commissioners.
Jul 26, 2018 Press Release
"The sooner we negotiate better trade deals, the better off all my constituents will be."
Jul 23, 2018 Press Release
Congressman John Shimkus entered a statement into the permanent Congressional Record recognizing the Sacred Heart Church in Effingham, Illinois on their 125th Anniversary.
Jul 19, 2018 Press Release
As the representative of one of the top corn, bean, and pork producing districts in the country, I’m honored to serve on this year’s Farm Bill conference committee.
Jul 16, 2018 Press Release
"Sophia's love for agriculture began on her family farm just outside of Fisher, IL," Shimkus said. "Sophia embraces all aspects of farming from cleaning grain bins, raising hogs, and even field tillage work. However, her favorite job is hauling grain to local elevators, a job Sophia has done since she got her Class B license when she was 16."